Building and Zoning Permits
A Zoning Permit is required before a building, fence, or above-ground swimming pool is constructed on your property. Applications are available at the City Offices.
Business Registration Requirements
A Building Permit is required for:
All commercial, industrial, and residential buildings
A detached accessory building greater than 200 square feet
A residential deck that is any of the following:
Building, Electrical, Mechanical, and Plumbing Permits can be obtained at:
Clinton County Building Department
100 E. State St.
Suite 1300 (1st Floor)
St. Johns, MI 48879
Phone: (989) 224-5181
The Planning Commission meets monthly on the first Thursday at 7:00 p.m. to review requests for:
- Site Plans
- Special Use Permits
Applicants should consult with staff and submit preliminary plans at least 30 days before each scheduled meeting.
A Site Plan Review is required for:
- New industrial, commercial, and multi-family buildings
- Additions of more than 5,000 square feet to existing industrial, commercial, or multi-family buildings (more than 1,000 square feet if next to a residential district)
- Parking lots consisting of more than ten (10) spaces
Zoning Ordinance - 2013 Update of the 2002 Zoning Ordinance
U.S. Census Bureau American FactFinder Statistics for the City of St. Johns